Via Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit:
Karen Vaughn, mother of fallen Navy Seal of Aaron Carson Vaughn, reacts to Barack Obama's campaign ad "One Chance." Karen and Billy Vaughn lost their son Aaron last year in Afghanistan.
Thank you Karen and Billy Vaughn for your heroism and sacrifice.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Not only does she call it out of touch to create and publish an ad where Bill Clinton talks about what it would have done to Obama had the bin Laden raid gone wrong, but she goes much farther.
In the video below Mrs. Vaughn says :"That man has the audacity to put his signature and his stamp of approval on an ad where Bill Clinton says 'just imagine what the downside would have been for Obama had the SEAL's on the bin Laden raid been captured or killed'."
How out of touch can a human being be?
It would be so audacious to even think it. It would be really audacious to speak it out loud, and he's so out of touch with his insanity, he doesn't even realize he made that an ad for the nation to look at, that disgusting insensitivity to the families who have lost warriors on the battlefield. But we're supposed to be concerned as a nation what the downside would have been for him. How out of touch. How completely out of touch."
[WATCH]- Have tissues handy, her outrage while clear, is nothing to the heartrending pain in her eyes and voice.
Bless you both Karen and Billy Vaughn, and Aaaron, may you rest in peace.
This isn't the only disgustingly insensitive example of Obama as the so-called "commander-in-chief" as is shown by Hoft:
It was the deadliest single loss for U.S. forces in the decade-long war in Afghanistan. 17 members of the elite Navy SEALs were killed in the crash.
Yesterday, Karen and Billy Vaughn, parents of Aaron Carson Vaughn, spoke at the Defending the Defenders forum sponsored by the Tea Party Patriots outside the RNC Convention in Tampa. Karen brought a copy of the form letter they were sent following their son’s death.
It was a form letter:
Signed by an electronic pen.
Via Nice Deb, we see the comparison of Obama's form letters to the families of our fallen warriors to George Bush's compassion:
This excellent 12/2008 Washington Times article about how Bush and Cheney comforted troops privately bears repeating: EXCLUSIVE: Bush, Cheney comforted troops privately:
For much of the past seven years, President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney have waged a clandestine operation inside the White House. It has involved thousands of military personnel, private presidential letters and meetings that were kept off their public calendars or sometimes left the news media in the dark.Their mission: to comfort the families of soldiers who died fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and to lift the spirits of those wounded in the service of their country.On Monday, the president is set to make a more common public trip – with reporters in tow – to Walter Reed Army Medical Center, home to many of the wounded and a symbol of controversy earlier in his presidency over the quality of care the veterans were receiving.But the size and scope of Mr. Bush’s and Mr. Cheney’s private endeavors to meet with wounded soldiers and families of the fallen far exceed anything that has been witnessed publicly, according to interviews with more than a dozen officials familiar with the effort.“People say, ‘Why would you do that?’” the president said in an Oval Office interview with The Washington Times on Friday. “And the answer is: This is my duty. The president is commander in chief, but the president is often comforter in chief, as well. It is my duty to be – to try to comfort as best as I humanly can a loved one who is in anguish.”Mr. Bush, for instance, has sent personal letters to the families of every one of the more than 4,000 troops who have died in the two wars, an enormous personal effort that consumed hours of his time and escaped public notice.The task, along with meeting family members of troops killed in action, has been so wrenching – balancing the anger, grief and pride of families coping with the loss symbolized by a flag-draped coffin – that the president often leaned on his wife, Laura, for emotional support“I lean on the Almighty and Laura,” Mr. Bush said in the interview. “She has been very reassuring, very calming.”Mr. Bush also has met privately with more than 500 families of troops killed in action and with more than 950 wounded veterans, according to White House spokesman Carlton Carroll. Many of those meetings were outside the presence of the news media at the White House or at private sessions during official travel stops, officials said.
Say what you will about Bush, he cared, and most of what he did to comfort military families wasn't done in the spotlight of cameras and headlines.
Compare that to Barack Obama who will take time out of his busy schedule to call a woman named Sandra Fluke personally because a right wing radio personality suggested she was a slut, but the families of our fallen soldiers get a form letter, electronically signed.
Is it any wonder why his campaign speeches using the military as photo op props are met with silence?